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IBM 3380 DASD with IBM 3880

IBM 3380 DIBM 3380 DASD with IBM 3880

IBM 3380 DIBM 3380 DASD with IBM 3880
Rolled out in 1980, the IBM 3380 Direct Access Storage Device gave customers the ability to store up to 2.52 billion characters of information -- almost four times the amount of previous IBM storage devices. To meet the need for growth, a "string" or group of four 3380s could store more than 10 billion characters of information, and each IBM 3880 Storage Control could control up to two strings of four 3380s. The design models shown here illustrate the 3380 at left and the 3880 at right.